Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Identifying best practices and collaboration opportunities within a nonprofit supporting trafficked and prostituted women
by Larsen, Jennifer D., M.S., Pepperdine University, 2014, 92; 1562904
Abstract (Summary)

Human trafficking and prostitution for commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) happens every day, in every country. Women and female children are the predominate targets of this type of exploitation. This research looked at CSE women and how the Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS), a Seattle nonprofit, approaches their work with victims. The action research study question was: What creates successful collaboration and best practices sharing within a Seattle social services nonprofit organization serving the domestically prostituted and trafficked survivor community? Data were collected through an online research survey, consisting of 11 questions in total. Survey demographics included nine OPS board of directors and staff participants. The completed findings were shared with OPS in a feedback session during the spring of 2014, indicating a need for more robust organizational development practices and strategy beyond OPS's current framework, including standardization of communication and self-care practices, financial development, fundraising, and clearly defined roles.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Egan, Terri D.
Commitee: Lacey, Miriam Y.
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social research, Womens studies, Public policy, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Best practices, Collaboration, Organizational, Prostitution, Strategy
Publication Number: 1562904
ISBN: 978-1-321-10786-9
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